Software Reviews by TerryP

The reviews and opinions below are posted by SnapFiles visitors. They do not necessarily reflect our opinion, and they are solely based upon the experience of individual users.

IrfanView IrfanView

Multi-featured graphics viewer and more 5 stars
An easy-to-use, but very capable Swiss-knife graphics viewer for viewing and converting a wide variety of graphic files and metadata. Also works with many audio and video media file formats using additional plugins. Has a ton of features to handle nearly any task short of advanced editing. Very quick and stable operation and a surprisingly small download considering everything this program can do. Price: Free
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KeePass Password Safe KeePass Password Safe

An essential app 5 stars
Password managers are a must for keeping track of and automating logins for multiple sites. This is one of the best PMs for performing this task. Price: Free
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BullZip PDF Printer BullZip PDF Printer

Easy-to-use and works 5 stars
Produces high quality PDF documents without a lot of fuss from almost any application on your PC for free. Price: Free
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grepWin grepWin

Excellent utility 5 stars
Super fast search within files. Much faster than most other tools. A must have utility for anyone that works with files. Price: Free
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EditPad Lite EditPad Lite

Fast, stable, and good 5 stars
Although it doesn't sport the most impressive interface, it has all the features most will ever need, plus it's quick and stable. It's probably the fastest loading freeware text editor out there, even for loading large files of over 100MB or more. Impressive performance. If you need to load large files quickly or just want a solid and responsive text editor, look no further. Price: Free
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Caffeine Caffeine

Simple and easy 5 stars
A simple but very useful application to keep your PC from going to sleep. Highly recommended. Price: Free
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VLC Media Player VLC Media Player

Only one needed for almost any kind of media 5 stars
If limited to only one Multimedia Player, this is it. So commonly used across platforms that it's almost a standard. That's how good it is. Price: Free
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NetWorx NetWorx

Must-have traffic monitoring tool 5 stars
This is an outstanding traffic monitoring tool. Using the deskband option, it's easy to monitor network traffic, launch networking tools and access statistics, while taking up zero desktop space! This program is updated regularly and has never caused a problem. At this time, I would consider this a best-in-class program. Price: Free Trial ($49.00)
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MP3 Diags MP3 Diags

Useful and needed 5 stars
Unlike most single purpose mp3 file utilities, this takes a different approach by providing mp3 file analysis and repair for multiple issues from a single package. Because of this, the program appears somewhat complex, but the developer has done a good job in making the interface as user-friendly as possible. Even if not used to fix every problem, it's very useful to be able to load up a single program to make an initial analysis for a set of mp3 files. Price: Free
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FastStone Image Viewer FastStone Image Viewer

A superior all-around image viewer 5 stars
A fast and friendly freeware viewer that's especially useful for working with directories containing large numbers of graphics files. Makes reviewing tasks such deleting, renaming, converting and organizing files a breeze. Price: Free
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XMPlay XMPlay

Among the very best pure music players 5 stars
XMPlay is an outstanding player that has been around for some time and it's still a favorite along with Foobar2000. Small, fast, great sound, and using little resources, this is very well-designed program. Unlike other similar apps that have evolved into bloat-ware, the fact that it's still appreciated while remaining essentially unchanged is testament to its outstanding design and functionality. Price: Free
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Great boot sector utility 5 stars
I've used this tool from its earliest versions and it's fantastic. Bootice simplifies boot sector management tasks using a very easy-to-use interface. It can perform a wide variety of tasks for boot records, partitions, and drives including, but not limited to; viewing, restoring, installing and formatting them. This is probably the easiest to use and most comprehensive tool of its type. It is especially useful for managing multi-partition drives and UFDs (USB Flash Drives). Price: Free
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Free Download Manager Free Download Manager

Good! 5 stars
This download manager works very well. Good tool. Price: Free
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DesktopOK DesktopOK

Works! 5 stars
A simple, good, and easy-to-use program. A real time saver when desktop icon locations become scattered or disappear by programs that change the screen settings. Price: Free
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MP3val MP3val

Easy to use 5 stars
This is a single purpose tool that does only one thing - validate and correct errors for MPEG audio files. The package consists of a command-line tool and front end. It's a small, fast, easy-to-use, and portable application that can analyze and repair a large number of MP3 files very quickly. Price: Free
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Orbit Downloader Orbit Downloader

Too many issues 2 stars
I did recommended this in the past, but no longer. Like other software, installation requires extra steps to opt-out of web browser tool bars and such, which is aggravating enough. Also this software is updated frequently, but recently these updates have added features that didn't necessarily enhance usability. However, what really changed my mind is the software updater feature that runs in the background, even when turned off in options, and tended to freeze the computer for extended periods of time while it scanned the hard drive and accessed the Web to find updates for installed software. While doing this, the PC became almost unusable. I'm now evaluating freeware alternatives that don't keep adding unneeded features that cause problems, have a more basic installation, and are updated less frequently. Price: Free
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SpaceMonger SpaceMonger

Great software 5 stars
Although other tree mapping tools have more dazzling interfaces, they also tend to be bloated, to scan slowly, and are generally not as useful as SpaceMonger. This program is extremely fast, provides details about folder and file size instead of just showing bigger or smaller boxes, and allows users to easily make comparisons with a click of the mouse. It's also portable and a tiny download to boot. Price: Free
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Calendar Magic Calendar Magic

Surprisingly good 5 stars
This one surprised me. It is packed with all kinds of date-related features and handy conversion tools and features, limiting the need to open multiple programs such as calculators, calenders, conversion apps, and notepads. Finally, the interface isn't very impressive, but this program's strength is in its usefulness. Don't judge a book by its cover definitely applies here. Hidden gem and worth keeping. Price: Free
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Miranda IM Miranda IM

Best one 5 stars
This is a small download, comes in a portable version, has a small footprint, and is devoid of fluff I don't need. It works with multiple protocols and has an amazing set of configurable features that can be tweaked. This is the IM to use for anyone needing a highly configurable basic chat client that works and can do without the resource hogging eye candy and juvenile gimmicks. Price: Free
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FreeFileSync FreeFileSync

Synchronization made easy 5 stars
I have used this as my default file synchronization program for over two years. Many file synchronization programs are often either too complex or too simplistic to be useful. This program can perform many complex tasks, but it also has a user-friendly interface with clear and concise buttons and options. The program is very fast, stable, and clean. It also can be executed from the command-line or using scripting languages such as batch files. During installation, it can be installed either either as a regular program or in portable mode. Price: Free
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PeerBlock PeerBlock

Works as advertised 5 stars
This program is updated regularly, works well, and it's available in a portable version. It blocks IPs from monitoring surfing and P2P activities and helps prevent ads and malware from infecting your system, providing that extra level of safety and security when using web browsers and file sharing applications. Price: Free
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NetSetMan NetSetMan

This is good 5 stars
Makes switching between network settings a breeze without having to rely on memory or needing to look-up the information. Highly useful for laptops that are used on multiple networks or when traveling. The program is very easy to use. The newest version allows either a portable or a regular installation. Price: Free
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Send To Toys Send To Toys

Indispensable 5 stars
This is one of those utilities that is hardly known but shouldn't be. Just right click on a shortcut, file, or folder, and send it where you want it to go. With this program, you can send shortcuts to the quick-launch bar, create shortcuts on the desktop, send data to an application of your choice, and much more. This program blends in so well that it's easy to forget it's an installed application and not part of the Windows system itself. Price: Free
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Nice music player 5 stars
A portable version is also available. This is a quick launching and responsive program with a pleasing and clean interface. Unlike others, I found the sound quality to be excellent. Currently my mp3 player of choice. Price: Free
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TeamViewer TeamViewer

Makes remote support a snap 5 stars
A highly useful tool for enabling remote desktop support. It's very easy to setup and use, even for those with minimal technical knowledge. Just tell them to launch it, provide you with their session ID and you are in control while they watch with amazement. This application also includes a chat feature. Price: Free
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Revo Uninstaller Revo Uninstaller

This is the one to use 5 stars
The best free uninstaller tool out there. Definitely would classify this as a must have utility that should be on every PC. Comes in a portable version too. Price: Free
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Radio? Sure! Radio? Sure!

Simple and good 5 stars
This app fits the bill for listening and recording from internet radio with no fuss. It has just the right amount of features to get the job done. The fact that it has a limited focus, performs well, and is easy-to-use makes it an appealing and obvious choice. Price: Free
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LaunchBar Commander LaunchBar Commander

Very good launcher 5 stars
One of the better launchers with loads of features. Its much more responsive than Quicklaunch and can be easily configured to replace it. Price: Free
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UK`s Kalender UK`s Kalender

Useful and nicely designed 5 stars
Very useful, easy-to-use and quick launching. It has a simple and functional interface. Can't think of a better calender program out there at the moment. Price: Free
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RJ TextEd RJ TextEd

Feature-rich and intuitive 5 stars
This editor is packed with features and has a well designed interface. Appears as good or better than many of the other more well known editors. Nice job by the developer. Price: Free
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7-Zip 7-Zip

Best in class 5 stars
This utility provides plenty of compression related options and the included help files are excellent. Although it can be used as a default type utility without knowing much about the zip/unzip process, it's also an excellent tool for learning what's going on under the hood and highly useful for those with more in-depth knowledge. Price: Free
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Avidemux Avidemux

Excellent video editor 5 stars
This is a great tool for editing videos. I tried a good many editors and most were complicated, but I found this one the most intuitive. Price: Free
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TreeSize TreeSize

Quick and easy 5 stars
Nice little program to analyze folder and sub-folder sizes. Usually the first thing I use before attempting to use more in-depth tools. Price: Free
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PicPick PicPick

Useful tools in a single app 5 stars
This app provides a suite of handy graphic and screen tools in a single package - tools that are highly useful in many situations. Price: Free
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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free

Amazingly thorough and fast 5 stars
This program updates fast, scans fast, and finds stuff that other Malware scanners miss or take forever to find. This is especially useful if your PC performance is currently affected by Malware or you just need to do a quick check without bogging down performance. Price: Free
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Everything Everything

I think i found my new default search app 5 stars
This program is great! It's small, fast, and simple - ideal for quickly locating files and folders. It indexes extremely fast (within seconds) and best of all, it automatically monitors file system changes and updates it's database each time the program starts. My 38GB HDD took about 12 seconds to initially index. There is also a portable version available from the author's web site. Price: Free
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KompoZer KompoZer

Pretty good 5 stars
Good for quick edits or for initial design of web pages. Not as full featured as some, but it's easy to use and intuitive. KompoZer is probably the best free WYSIWYG editor I have used. Price: Free
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Good and reliable 5 stars
I have used this for sometime and it has always worked without a hitch. It can zip and unzip in many formats and it's my zip utility of choice for everyday use. Price: Free
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Useful utility 5 stars
This is the best shutdown utility I have come across. Great interface and full of options. Useful for shutting down the PC after finishing large downloads, or after program processes have completed. Price: Free
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Dexpot Dexpot

Nifty 5 stars
This is the best Virtual Desktop Manager for Windows that I've used yet. Like it says in the description, it has an amazing set of features, yet it's simple to use. Price: Free
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Google Chrome Google Chrome

Good and simple 5 stars
This is a very fast browser with an exceptionally clean interface. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles, but if you need a clean, fast, and simple web browser, then this should fit the bill. Price: Free
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GreatNews GreatNews

A great piece of work 5 stars
This RSS feed reader is a full-featured application in a surprisingly small package. It has a clean and usable interface, works quickly, and is a pleasure to use. A nice job by the developer. Price: Free
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EaseUS Partition Master EaseUS Partition Master

Partitioning made easy 5 stars
An excellent utility. This is probably the easiest partitioning tool I have ever used. Should be fairly simple even for novices who have a basic knowledge of disk partitions. It even runs within Windows! Price: Free
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BitMeter 2 BitMeter 2

Useful and essential tool 5 stars
A small, simple, app that informs you at a glance whether you are connected and the approximate upload/download speed. Because it's so useful, I have this app running at startup. Price: Free
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FileNote FileNote

So simple and useful 5 stars
This program makes creating an accompanying text file to describe your download files a breeze. It is extremely easy to use and saves a lot of time by helping to eliminate guesswork. Price: Free
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The GodFather The GodFather

One of the best tag editors 5 stars
The GodFather is a "must have" audio utility, even if you use other tag editors. Price: Free
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xint xint

Excellent notepad replacement 5 stars
This is a small, simple, but nicely designed and very fast editor with many useful features such as column select mode and encryption. It's much better than Nopepad and generally in the same class as Notepad++ and Metapad. Price: Free
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MediaMonkey MediaMonkey

Probably the best music manager out there 5 stars
MediaMonkey does it all in a very effective way. I haven't found a freeware alternative yet that has so many useful features in such an easy to use package. Although there are some imitators out there, they don't come close to the number of features, clarity of function, or bug-free operation of MediaMonkey. This is high quality software and one of the few non-freeware programs that I highly recommend. Price: Free
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SUPERAntiSpyware Free SUPERAntiSpyware Free

Very thorough scans 4 stars
Impressive user-friendly interface and easy scanning setup. Real-time protection is not enabled in the free version. Price: Free
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DSynchronize DSynchronize

Excellent 5 stars
This is a very small, fast, and simple synchronizer. I highly recommend it. Price: Free
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